Tech companies are in denial about the risks associated with political bias. They repeatedly feign ignorance before congressional committees and pretend to have no idea what shareholders are talking about when the issue is brought up at annual meetings. I know this from personal experience.
These executives are typically dismissive as though the issue isn’t even worth a discussion.
Well, maybe they’d better listen to the president of the company which in many ways built the modern information economy: Microsoft and their current CEO—Brad Smith. He recently told Neil Cavuto that “we in the tech sector need to step up” when it comes to inclusion of different political views.
So: the denial phase is over.
Microsoft is too big to be written off.
Silicon Valley has a thumb on the scale when it comes to conservatives. It’s up to them to restore our confidence.